In the Global Safe Cities Index of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Dhaka ranks 54th out of 60 cities.
The UNB report said that although Dhaka’s ranking is slightly improved from its 56th place in the 2019 index, it still makes this city of 21 million people the bottom of the world’s major cities.
According to the latest index, Dhaka has an overall score of 48.9, while in 2019 its score was 44.6.
Howbeit, the EIU index considered that “the city has a smart city plan or investment plans for the next five years.”
The index is based on 76 indicators evaluating digital, health, infrastructure, personal and environmental safety.
The Danish capital Copenhagen topped the index followed by Toronto, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Wellington, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Stockholm.
Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, ranked 60th with a score of 39.5. Among South Asian cities, Karachi ranks 59th, Mumbai ranks 50th, and New Delhi ranks 48th.
The Safe City Index was first launched in 2015, with a total of 44 indicators and 50 cities.
Since then, the index has been updated every two years, expanding the coverage of cities and emphasizing the framework to incorporate new challenges facing urban safety.
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